Word of the Week 20th March 2017

Word of the Week 20th March 2017 This week’s  is… Definition: The use of humour, irony, exaggeration or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues. Example: Jonathan Swift also uses satire in Gulliver’s Travels – the entire story is a satire of English society. Synonym: […]

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Icknield’s Budding Journalists

On Thursday 16th March, Eleven Year 7 and 8 students took part in the nationwide BBC News Schools Report Day. Students were introduced to the pressures of ‘News Day’ after taking on the roles of newsreaders, reporters, script-writers and camera operators to broadcast important news stories. The news items discussed included; Mental Health issues in schools, the […]

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Letter to Parents RE: Organisational Change

As you may have read in the local newspaper and its associated website, Icknield High School is currently undergoing an Organisational Change. A letter regarding this is currently being sent home with students, a copy of which is also available digitally here. You may also wish to follow this link to the BBC News website with an […]

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Year 10 Language Students visit Cambridge

On Wednesday 1st March, a group of fifteen Year 10 students took part in a language workshop at Magdalene College organised by ‘Routes into Languages’ at the University of Cambridge. The event aims to encourage an interest in foreign languages and an interest in studying languages in the future at Sixth Form and University. The eager […]

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Cross Curricular Week Letters

Available here are letters for each year group concerning the 2017 Cross Curricular Week. Please download the appropriate letter if you have not received one from the school. Cross Curricular Contributions 2017 – Year 7 Cross Curricular Contributions 2017 – Year 8 Cross Curricular Contributions 2017 – Year 9

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German Theatre

On Wednesday 8th February, Icknield welcomed back the Onatti Theatre Company for another entertaining performance. The play called ‘Auf dem Campingplatz’ was delivered to 200 students and spoken entirely in German, which allowed students to practice their German listening and understanding skills outside of the classroom. Students were entertained by a story where two friends […]

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Year 8 Yellow Tie Blog is now Live!

The brand new Year 8 Yellow Tie blog is now live! Click below to head on over to see all the latest news from Mr Chopra’s year group along with calendars of events and downloads for letters, this link is also available under the students section of the menu. The Yellow Tie Blog

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Clothes Show 2016

On Tuesday 6th December, fifty one Year 9 and 10 Textile students visited ‘Clothes Show 2016’ at the NEC in Birmingham. The event offered a unique opportunity for students to find out more about the ever-expanding range of creative roles within the fashion industry and the further education and courses available to develop their textiles […]

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Icknield welcomes Paralympic Footballer

On Friday 25th November, Icknield welcomed GB Paralympic Footballer Alistair Patrick- Heselton to the school as part of ‘Sky Sports’ Living for Sport project. The sporting star delivered an inspirational talk to a group of students about his career and the personal challenges he has faced over the years following a serious accident. The students […]

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